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1. Physician

  • Legal status in country of residence:
    • If you are living in Canada, you must provide proof of your legal status as a temporary worker or visitor.
    • If you apply from outside Canada, you must provide proof that you have legal status in your country of residence.
  • Approved opportunity
    • Written approved opportunity with the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) or the IWK Health Centre as a: General practitioner and family physician (NOC 3112) OR Specialist physician (NOC 3111);
    • The approved opportunity must be on official NSHA or IWK letterhead and must:
      • Be signed and dated by a person authorized to hire physicians at the NSHA or IWK
      • Be signed and dated by the applicant who is accepting the opportunity
      • Indicate eligibility for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of NS
      • Indicate that the applicant is eligible to apply for privileges and credentials with NSHA and the IWK
  • Education and training:
    • A copy of an Education Credential Assessment or proof of education and medical training required for licensure in Nova Scotia.
  • Language ability :
    • The ability to perform the job in one of Canada’s official languages as evidenced by an employment offer from the NSHA or the IWK

2. International Graduate Entrepreneur

  • Want to live permanently in Nova Scotia while owning and actively managing a Nova Scotia business;
  • have at least one year’s continuous experience actively managing and owning your current Nova Scotia business (33.33% ownership minimum);
  • have completed a degree or diploma after at least 2 academic years of full-time, in-person study at a university in Nova Scotia or the Nova Scotia Community College;
  • have a valid post-graduation work permit;
  • have a score of at least 7 on the Canadian Language Benchmark in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English or French;
  • complete an online Expression of Interest;
  •  receive an Invitation to Apply from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.

3. Skilled Worker

  • have a full-time permanent job offer from a Nova Scotia employer in either NOC 3413 (Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates) or NOC 7511 (Transport truck drivers);
  • have 1 year of work experience related to the job;
  • be 21 to 55 years old;
  • have a high school diploma;
  • have the appropriate training, skills and/or accreditation for the job;
  • prove language ability equal to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 4 even if your first language is English or French;
  • show enough financial resources to successfully settle in Nova Scotia.